Poughkeepsie, NY asked in Sexual Harassment for New York

Q: I'm not comfortable reporting my claim of sexual harassment to HR (since it was someone in HR who harassed me). Can I

sue my employer directly and avoid pre-litigation mediation at my workplace?

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2 Lawyer Answers

V. Jonas Urba

  • Tarrytown, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Check your employee handbook. There are usually alternatives i.e. your manager.

If there is no handbook seek an employment lawyer.

We dont file lawsuits immediately unless the client wants to litigate. Most dont when they realize what that entails.

Emre Polat Esq.

  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Yes, there are ways to address the matter without going directly to HR. How long has it been? Consider a consultation for a case evaluation.

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